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Author Topic: Changed from Simvastatin to Crestor  (Read 1691 times)

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Offline J.R.E.

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Changed from Simvastatin to Crestor
« on: August 19, 2007, 08:14:32 PM »
I went to the doctor this past Wednesday (15th) for my blood tests. Those results are not in yet, That will take another week, at least.

We did however decide on changing the Simvastatin, to Crestor. I simply can't tolerate Simvastatin/Zocor.  So, the doctor gave me a 3 month sample supply of Crestor. Will see how that goes, started taking it this morning !!

Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

Offline aztecan

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Re: Changed from Simvastatin to Crestor
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 11:50:55 AM »
Hey Ray,

Were you having the side effects from the Simvastatin? I know Zocor and I didn't play well together.

Good luck with the Crestor. I don't know much about that one, so you'll have to fill us in on how it goes.

HUGS,

Mark
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~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

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Re: Changed from Simvastatin to Crestor
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2007, 02:35:17 PM »
Hi ... I had trouble with Zocor and others, but Crestor works great for me.   I hope you get similar good results with it!

Bob

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Re: Changed from Simvastatin to Crestor
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007, 04:51:30 PM »
I have been using the Crestor for nearly a year...no special issues....it is not one of the "primary" drugs on the insurance formulary so the co payment is much higher...my Dr has reported that many of his HIV patients tolerate the Crestor better than the other drugs.......he is supposed to make a case of "Medical Necessity" to the Insurance company to see if they will allow this for the usual copay


Nick
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Changed from Simvastatin to Crestor
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2007, 12:39:17 PM »
Thanks for the words Guys !!

I have started and stopped the simvastatin, several times now. Everytime I stop it it, the muscle aches diminish quite a bit !!

So I believed it was time to make the switch, this has been going on far too long, with the Zocor and the simvastatin.

Day three now of Crestor, and everything is absolutely fine. No aches, no muscle fatigue, and I swear, that I am more alert, than I was, while being on the simvastatin. Simvastatin/ Zocor, made me groggy.

I usually take the Cholesterol medication at 12:00 am, while I am at work .

So, we will just see what happens with the new med, and if it shows promising results on my November 5th bloodtests, I will stick with it. Also , I am not sure what I will have to pay for this through my insurance, I am sure it's more though then the 7.00 dollars, I was paying. I should call Walgreen's, they can tell me right away, or I can stop being lazy and just look in my Aetna drug book !  :P



Take care-------Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
 62 years young.

 


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